London: English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new head coach, replacing Mauricio Pochettino following a miserable start to the season for last season’s Champions League finalists.
Former Man United coach, Mourinho has signed a contract with Spurs that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season as announced by the club.
Mourinho is one of the world’s most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies. He is renowned for his tactical prowess and has managed FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
On the appointment, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy commented that Mourinho is one of the most successful managers in regards of experience and tactics.
“In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician,” said Daniel Levy.
“He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room,” he added.
Mourinho is excited to join the club and experience a new challenge. “I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me,” said Mourinho.
Tottenham sit 14th in England’s top flight after picking up just three wins from their opening 12 games, and were eliminated from the League Cup in September by fourth-tier Colchester United.
Pochettino, 47, transformed Spurs’ fortunes since arriving from Southampton in 2014 despite failing to win a trophy in his five-and-a-half years in charge.